- May 15, 2019

14-15 May 2019, UN Headquarters, New York

The fourth annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) took place on the 14th and 15th of May 2019 at UN Headquarters in New York. The theme of the 2019 STI Forum was “STI for ensuring inclusiveness and equality, with a special focus on SDGs 4, 8, 10, 13, and 16.” 

The forum was enriched with interactive dialogues about emerging technologies, STI for education and decent work, gender and STI for the SDGs, STI for inclusive and equitable societies, STI to combat climate change, and linkages between STI and indigenous peoples, culture and traditional knowledge. The forum also included a ministerial segment which discussed strengthening capacity and policy for the development of STI roadmaps. 

Click here for more detailed information about the individual sessions.

The Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities was invited to be a panelist on the second day of the forum during Session 6: “STI for inclusive and equitable societies (SDG 10 and SDG 16).” The key message conveyed by Elizabeth Lockwood on behalf of the  Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities’ was that to achieve truly inclusive and equitable societies, persons with disabilities must be meaningfully included in all discussions related to emerging technologies and considered in all stages of the development process. The statement promoted the key findings of the European Disability Forum’s “Plug and Pray?” report.

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